Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Discovery Residential College

I was fortunate enough to be in on the ground floor of the new Discovery Residential College. Residential Colleges at Bucknell are essentially clusters of thematically-related foundation seminars (classes all first-years take in their first fall) where the students live on the same hall, get together every week for a shared "common hour", and participate in extra outside-of-class trips and programs. Our theme was ... scientific discovery, particularly from a historical perspective.
Here (above) are some of us at the Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh groping a T. rex femur (or was it a diplodocus?). More photos and doings will go up on our Google Plus page as the term marches forward.